8am: A public source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Hasht-e Subh that the Taliban district governor had told Pato residents that the land should be occupied by Pashtuns and that Kindir residents had no right to return to their land. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 22, 2021 Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses the Taliban of forcibly displacing hundreds of families across Afghanistan, mainly as a form of “collective punishment” against ethnic Shi’ite Hazaras and people associated with the former government. Since the hard-line Sunni group came to power in August, the Taliban has ordered Hazaras
By Ron Synovitz RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 19, 2021 Like hundreds of families in Ghor Province who once survived on payments from Afghanistan’s former government, 14-year-old Ahmad Zia and his relatives have been devastated by the Taliban’s seizure of power. The men in Ahmad Zia’s extended family were members of an ethnic-Tajik Popular Uprising Force that
Press TV October 11, 2021 The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has condemned the Daesh-claimed deadly terrorist attack against a Shia mosque in the northeastern Afghan city of Kunduz, saying the Takfiri terrorist outfit aims to stoke tensions and plunge Afghanistan into a civil war. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks in a
The Taliban court gave 2000 Hazara/Shiite families, in the fifth district of Mazar city in Balkh province three days to evacuate their homes.https://t.co/ej4LbPgIYr — Natiq Malikzada (@natiqmalikzada) October 9, 2021
8am: In response to the suicide attack, Afghan civilians have criticized the Taliban for failing to provide security, saying that although the Taliban had assured the people that they would bring security, they have not fulfilled their promises. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 8, 2021 A suicide blast inside a Shi’ite mosque in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz has reportedly killed and wounded at least 100 people in the bloodiest attack since the Taliban took control of most of the country in August. In a tweet, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Gulamaiz Sharifi Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 6, 2021 Jamilah and her six children live out in the open, exposed to the elements, with little food or water. The 45-year-old was forced by armed Taliban militants to leave her mud-brick home in a remote village in central Afghanistan in late September. Her family
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 5, 2021 ISLAMABAD — The international rights advocacy group Amnesty International has accused Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban of unlawfully killing 13 members of the ethnic Hazara minority community on August 30, two weeks after the Islamist group seized control of the war-ravaged country. Eleven surrendering troops from the ousted Afghan government and
WSJ: The Taliban have displaced hundreds of families belonging to Afghanistan’s Shiite Hazara community in central Afghanistan, reinforcing fears of renewed persecution against a minority that suffered under Taliban rule in the past. The evictions this week in the Gizab district of Uruzgan province… Click here to read more (external link).